a liberation of persons from prison, especially by force.
the act of clearing a jail of prisoners by bringing them to trial, as at the assizes in England.
forcible and illegal liberation of prisoners from jail
(English law) (formerly) a commission issued to assize judges when they come to a circuit town authorizing them to try all prisoners and release those acquitted
- Jail fever
noun 1. a former name for typhus, once a common disease in jails
[jeyl-hous] /ˈdʒeɪlˌhaʊs/ noun, plural jailhouses [jeyl-hou-ziz] /ˈdʒeɪlˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA) 1. a or building used as a . /ˈdʒeɪlˌhaʊs/ noun 1. (Southern US) a jail; prison
noun 1. a prisoner who has taught himself or herself law while serving time, is knowledgeable about technical legal matters, and gives legal advice, especially to fellow prisoners. noun phrase A prisoner who, authoritative or not, is disposed to lengthy discussion of his legal rights and those of other inmates; guardhouse lawyer: an avid reader […]
[jeyl] /dʒeɪl/ noun 1. a prison, especially one for the detention of persons awaiting trial or convicted of minor offenses. verb (used with object) 2. to take into or hold in lawful custody; imprison. /dʒeɪl/ noun 1. a place for the confinement of persons convicted and sentenced to imprisonment or of persons awaiting trial to […]